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COVID-19: MOVING TO LEVEL 3

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced details of the further relaxation of restrictions across Scotland. From Monday 26 April, hospitality venues such as cafés, pubs and restaurants can reopen, along with tourist accommodation. Non-essential retail outlets and close contact services … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE RESIDENTS URGED TO ENJOY EASING OF LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS RESPONSIBLY

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, residents in West Dunbartonshire have been encouraged to enjoy themselves responsibly and support local businesses where possible. From today (Friday 16th April), outdoor meetings in groups of up to six adults from up to … Continue reading

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UPDATE: EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN SCOTLAND

On 13 April 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced an acceleration of the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in Scotland. Travel within Scotland for outdoor socialising, recreation and exercise will be allowed from Friday 16 April.

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COLUMN: MAY’S ELECTION IS CRUCIAL FOR SCOTLAND’S FUTURE

In Dumbarton and across the country, these past 12 months haven’t been easy. For many families – especially those living in our most deprived communities – the pressures and strains of the pandemic have had a particularly adverse impact on … Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK POST COLUMN – 26 MARCH 21

It’s unfortunate that most of the activities planned to mark the 80th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz had to be postponed due to the pandemic. However, it was an honour as Clydebank’s MP to lay a wreath on behalf of … Continue reading

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TORIES MUST NOT BETRAY SCOTLAND OVER SHIPBUILDING – AGAIN

Following the Integrated Review, SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to guarantee that any future contracts for warships benefits Scotland’s shipyards – saying the Tories must not betray Scotland’s shipbuilding industry and vital national interests again. … Continue reading

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TIMETABLE FOR EASING LOCKDOWN

Scotland’s First Minister has set out a timetable for the re-opening of parts of society over the next two months. Stay at Home regulations will be lifted on 2 April and replaced with guidance to Stay Local, with more services … Continue reading

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CLYDEBANK BLITZ 80TH ANNIVERSARY

I have tabled the following Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz: Motion text “That this House remembers with respect and sadness the Clydebank Blitz, which commenced on the 13th … Continue reading

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